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  • Groulx impressing Ducks with skill, intellect

    NHL.com "Benoit-Olivier Groulx grew up with a professional hockey coach at the dinner table. It's routinely evident in the way he plays the game. Groulx's acute hockey sense and attention to detail on each end of the ice helped set him apart when the Anaheim Ducks were ready to make..." July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have reached new contracts with three of their restricted free agents, signing Kalle Kossila, Kevin Roy and Andy Welinski to one-year two-way contracts. Eric Stephens of The Athletic has the financial breakdown of each contract: " July 17

  • Ducks agree to 5-year extension with Adam Henrique

    ESPN "The Anaheim Ducks' acquisition of Adam Henrique in November went so well that they're keeping the relationship going -- handing the center a five-year extension through the 2023-24 season. According to multiple reports, the deal carries an annual average value of $5.825..." July 16

  • Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dies while swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died while going for a swim on Sunday morning, according to a report. The Hamilton Spectator reported Sunday that a man was with a group visiting a friend’s boat at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club when they decided to go for an early-morning swim around..." July 15

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Ducks add Schenn, Sustr for depth on defense, Gibbons for speed

    NHL.com "When the Anaheim Ducks open this season, it appears their roster will look similar to the one that closed out 2017-18. The Ducks didn't make any major additions or lose any key players in free agency or via trade, meaning they will most likely play their season opener at the San..." July 09

  • Ducks to retire numbers of Kariya, Niedermayer next season

    Los Angeles Times "Paul Kariya's number is finally being raised to the rafters at Honda Center. The Ducks announced Monday that the Hall of Fame winger's No. 9 will be officially retired during the team's game against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 21. Defenseman Scott Niedermayer's No. 27..." July 09

  • Lundestrom could provide Ducks with infusion of youth

    NHL.com "Isac Lundestrom could play a huge role in the Anaheim Ducks' quest to get younger down the middle in upcoming seasons. The 18-year-old center was chosen by the Ducks with the No. 23 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, marking the first time Anaheim used its top selection on a center since..." July 07

  • Ducks to be relatively inactive during free agency, focus on locking up key players

    Yardbarker "The Ducks haven’t been overly active so far in free agency and that’s probably not going to change.  In his latest 31 Thoughts podcast (audio link), Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that Anaheim’s focus at this stage of the summer is to lock up a pair of..." July 07

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Andrej Sustr To One-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have signed another depth defenseman, inking Andrej Sustr to a one-year contract. Sustr joins Luke Schenn as options to help replace the outgoing Kevin Bieksa and Francois Beauchemin on the Ducks blue line. Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports that the one-way deal is worth..." July 05

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Brian Gibbons, Carter Rowney, Ben Street

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Brian Gibbons, Carter Rowney and Ben Street to contracts. Gibbons has been signed to a one-year, one-way deal for $1MM, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Rowney has also been signed, according to The Athletic’s Eric Stephens. TSN’s Brennan..." July 02

  • Ducks' Luke Schenn: Moving to Anaheim

    CBS Sports "Schenn signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Ducks on Sunday, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports. Once upon a time, Schenn was traded for James van Riemsdyk. This offseason, JVR signed a big deal to return to the Flyers, while Schenn is hoping to just catch on with Anaheim. " July 01

  • Ducks sign former Canucks winger Anton Rodin

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks have signed Swedish winger Anton Rodin. Rodin has spent part of last season with the AHL’s Utica Comets and part of the 2016-17 season with the Vancouver Canucks when he recorded one assist in three games with them. " July 01

  • Chris Wagner to sign 2-year deal with Boston

    Mass Live "It's not John Tavares, but the Boston Bruins are reportedly set to reel in another forward from the New York Islanders. Fox Sports Midwest Andy Strickland tweeted Saturday night that the Bruins will sign forward Chris Wagner to a two-year contract, with Mark Divver of the..." July 01

  • Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks Swap AHL Forwards

    CBS Sports "The Jets traded De Leo to the Ducks in exchange for forward Nic Kerdiles on Saturday. De Leo received a qualifying offer from Winnipeg as a pending restricted free agent, but now the Ducks will look to sign the center to his first non-entry-level deal ahead of the 2018-19..." June 30

  • Korbinian Holzer Placed On Waivers

    CBS Sports "Holzer was designated for unconditional waivers by the Ducks on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Holzer struggled to break into the Anaheim lineup -- he logged a mere 48 contests over the prior two seasons -- and even saw himself passed up by youngsters Marcus Pettersson..." June 25

  • Ducks Fire Assistant Coach Steve Konowalchuk

    The Hockey Writers "Amidst all the hoopla surrounding this past weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks made another personnel move—one that was somewhat under-the-radar yet still quite notable. The team announced on Friday that it had relieved assistant coach Steve..." June 25

  • NHL draft: Ducks target forwards, goalies on final day

    Orange County Register "In the NHL, there’s drafting, there’s development and there’s always a bit of luck. The Ducks, in building for the future, have checked off the first category, but the others bring far less certainty. Already set with a deep group of defensemen, the Ducks tended to..." June 24

  • Ducks draft Swedish center Isac Lundestrom with No. 23 pick in first round

    Orange County Register "The Ducks, perhaps mindful of their need for top-six forwards in the coming years, did the expected Friday and drafted Swedish center Isac Lundestrom with the No. 23 overall pick of the NHL draft. Lundestrom, 18, is listed at 6-foot, 183 pounds, and also can play left wing. Last year,..." June 22

  • Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Kevin Boyle

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed one of their minor league goaltenders, inking Kevin Boyle to a two-year two-way extension worth an average of $675K in the NHL according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Boyle was scheduled to become a restricted free agent for the second time this summer, but..." June 17

  • Significant changes could be coming to Ducks roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "After losing in the Western Conference Final to the Nashville Predators in 2017, many expected the Anaheim Ducks to go on another run this year. The Ducks had an up-and-down regular season, but did enough to finish second in the Pacific Division. Unfortunately for them, that’s as good as..." June 11

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Speculation Surfaces Surrounding Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Frank Seravalli and TSN regularly maintain a “Trade Bait” board around the most active parts of the year, and on the first edition of it today there were some surprising names. Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators tops the list as he closes in on a potential extension on July 1st,..." June 06

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Antoine Morand To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Fresh off winning the Memorial Cup with Acadie-Bathurst, Antoine Morand has now signed his first professional contract. According to CapFriendly, the Anaheim Ducks have signed Morand to a three-year entry-level deal that carries an average annual value of $776K. Morand,..." May 29

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Ryan Kesler’s 2018-19 Season Still Up In The Air

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Among the biggest disappointments in the Anaheim Ducks season was Ryan Kesler, who battled through injury to return midway through the year only to be a shadow of his former self. In 44 games, Kesler registered just 14 points and averaged his lowest time on ice in more than a decade. He was..." May 25

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Ducks Sign AHL Coach Dallas Eakins To A Multi-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After failing to land any of the vacant NHL coaching jobs, Dallas Eakins has decided to stick around with Anaheim.  The Ducks announced (Twitter link) that they have signed their AHL bench boss to a multi-year contract extension.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Eakins..." May 21

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Ducks won’t renew contract of assistant coach Trent Yawney

    Orange County Register "Trent Yawney was let go by the Ducks on Monday as they will begin looking for an assistant coach to fill out Coach Randy Carlyle’s staff for the second straight summer. Yawney, 52, was with the Ducks organization for the past seven seasons and was the last staff holdover that Carlyle inherited..." April 25

  • Francois Beauchemin Confirms Retirement From NHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After one last season with the Anaheim Ducks in which he was called upon more often than many expected, Francois Beauchemin has called it quits. The veteran NHL defenseman confirmed his retirement on 98.5 Sports radio in Montreal. Explaining that it’s time to take care of his children, Beauchemin..." April 25

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Ducks GM made it clear Carlyle will be back for another season

    The Score "Randy Carlyle's job is apparently safe for now. Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray made it clear Saturday during his exit interview that his head coach will return next season, but said he's also looking to make changes to the team's style of play, according to Mike Coppinger of The Los..." April 22

  • Ducks' Kesler had to learn 'how to basically skate again' after hip surgery

    The Score "The 2017-18 season was a lost one for Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler. He missed the first half of the regular season after undergoing offseason hip surgery, playing in just 44 games and picking up only 14 points. It was his lowest point-per-game average since his second year in the..." April 21

  • Ducks' Kevin Bieksa played in Game 2

    CBS Sports "Bieksa (hand) will return to the lineup for Game 2 against the Sharks on Saturday, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports. Although Bieksa didn't return for Game 1, Korbinian Holzer's placement on waivers ahead of the contest suggested Bieksa was close." April 15

  • Ducks lose with their best defenseman in the press box

    Los Angeles Times "The Ducks were destined for success in the playoffs, Cam Fowler was sure of it. His club first had to qualify for the postseason, no easy task considering how tightly contested the spots were. Of course, the Ducks accomplished that goal, but Fowler was injured before they even clinched a..." April 15

  • Ducks place D Korbinian Holzer on waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to CapFriendly, the Anaheim Ducks have placed defenseman Korbinian Holzer on waivers, a move that will likely be followed by an assignment to the AHL’s San Diego Gulls. Holzer is actually eligible for the AHL playoffs since he was in the minor leagues at the time of the NHL trade..." April 12

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Whether it's Ryan Miller or John Gibson, Sharks will run into a hot goalie

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No matter who lines up in the opposing crease in Thursday’s first round opener, the Sharks will run into the dreaded “hot goaltender.” Who fills the role remains a question, as Ducks starter John Gibson missed the final three games of the regular season, but practiced on Monday. The answer..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Olle Eriksson Ek To Entry-Level Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have added to their goaltending depth today when they signed Olle Eriksson Ek to a three-year entry-level deal, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Eriksson Ek is the younger brother of Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek. The 18-year-old left-handed goaltending prospect was..." April 07

  • Ducks' Eaves won't return for playoffs due to Guillain-Barre syndrome

    CBS Sports "As expected, Eaves (illness) will not return this season due to his Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports. Coach Randy Carlyle did leave open the door for Eaves to return for training camp next season, as questions about the 33-year-old's long-term future..." April 05

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • In his final season, Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin not slowing down

    Orange County Register "Having surpassed the 900-game mark in his NHL career on Sunday, Francois Beauchemin is playing a significant role in the Ducks’ defense corps for the third different time. At 37 and seemingly still possessing some quality hockey, Beauchemin might want to think about taking a run at the coveted..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Ducks' Cam Fowler out 2-6 weeks with shoulder injury

    The Score "Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will be out anywhere from two to six weeks after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, the team announced Tuesday. The news comes with the Ducks in a battle to nail down one of the remaining playoff spots in the Western..." April 03

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Adam Henrique happy to be playing in Ducks games that matter

    Orange County Register "When a player not only has a major impact as a rookie but tastes playoff success at an early age, it isn’t hard to think that will become a regular thing to expect as his career progresses. Adam Henrique felt that way. When you go to the Stanley Cup Final in your first full season, you can’t..." March 24